Wednesday's News & Ideas - 3/24/2021
- Mormon fraud lawsuit
- Leaving sanctuary
- Dinner churches in pandemic
- Survivor on abuse commission
- Statement on Atlanta shootings
- Earliest women on television
Why is a member of a prominent Utah family suing the Mormon Church for fraud?
Slate: It has to do with the idea of “tithes” and the ways a giant institution like the Mormon Church handles its wealth.
The hiding place: Asylum seekers pray to leave sanctuary churches
Christianity Today: Immigrants on ICE’s list may see kinder treatment from President Biden, but change hasn’t happened yet.
How are dinner churches surviving the pandemic?*
Christian Century: For some congregations, sitting down together for a meal is the heart of worship.
Francis adds vocal Chilean survivor Cruz to papal abuse commission
National Catholic Reporter: Pope Francis has added a Chilean clergy abuse survivor known for vocally criticizing Catholic Church officials over their mishandling of abuse cases as a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.
Asian American Christian Collaborative releases statement condemning Atlanta shootings
Religion News Service: The statement calls on church leaders to educate their congregations about Asian American issues, anti-Asian bias, the exotification of Asian women and Asian American histories of oppression and resistance.
Women of the new frontier: On the trailblazers who reimagined television
At Lit Hub, Jennifer Keishin Armstrong considers a forgotten chapter in the history of broadcast culture.
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